Nicola Kerr - MBACP Registered
As an experienced integrative counsellor, I offer a safe therapeutic space to create opportunities to effect change for individuals, couples and young people. Counselling support can empower you to deal with a variety of issues and difficulties and help you cope with life changing events such as:
- relationship break-up
- loss of health etc.
Some causes of distress can be more easily identified, such as depression and anxiety related issues, but others are not quite so apparent and can often be linked to feelings of rejection, a lack of confidence and maybe issues that link back to childhood, adolescence or past events.
Over many years I have worked alongside a variety of clients, including couples, with a focus on family, work and relationship issues. I also worked for several years in a Bristol Agency specialising in counselling support for pregnancy related issues which include infertility, unplanned pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, birth trauma, pre-natal and post natal depression. Please visit my web-site for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc Counselling 2010 (Distinction)
BA (Hons) Counselling 2012
My original training was humanistic with a person centred ethos. I have since developed a more integrative approach through further training and experience. This means that I draw on elements from several other modalities which I think are most suited to an individual client's needs and objectives.
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice. I undertake regular Continuing Professional Development which enables counsellors to maintain and enhance their skills after completion of training. Strict client confidentiality is assured.
I have an enhanced CRB Disclosure and am fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Missed Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Baby loss
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Individuals: £45 per hour Couples: £50 per hour
A limited number of concessions are available for students and clients on a low income.
An introductory 30 minute session is offered at a reduced rate of £20. This is often useful for clients new to counselling or those unsure of the process. It also gives us the opportunity to meet to discuss the issues and plan a way forward. For those who would prefer to chat on the phone, please feel free to give me a call.
As part of my CPD programme I have recently completed a professional training in the therapeutic use of mindfulness with the British Mindfulness Institute.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, Some Evening Appoinitments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|